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  • Tracking the Sun
Tracking the Sun is a yearly report issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy. The report tracks trends and patterns in the installed cost of residential,...
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9/6/2016
  • Commercial Solar Loans - Wunder Capital
Business in the US solar market is booming. Growth is both strong and accelerating. But, as has been frequently reported, most of this growth has occurred in the residential and utility-scale market...
Support Article
9/2/2016
  • Proper preparation prevents poor performance with Solar Installation
Solar integrators use all sorts of tools to complete the tasks that keep their businesses moving forward. These include the obvious hand and power tools to install the solar equipment and the less...
Support Article
9/1/2016
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For purposes of using nec table 310.15 - "pv" wire is not specifically listed - do you treat it as use-2, xhhw, or xhhw-2?
Support Question
8/24/2016
  • Orion Solar Racking Carports
Solar carports are an attractive mounting option for businesses, universities, nonprofits and residences looking to showcase their PV system while providing covered parking to employees and patrons...
Support Article
8/22/2016
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One of our nation’s leading newspapers, the New York Times, recently published an article questioning solar’s economic viability in California in Why Solar Doesn’t Pay in Some States. Of course the...
Support Article
8/22/2016
  • Commercial Solar
The traditional operating lease has done for commercial solar projects what the PPA did for residential solar. It has made the sales process simple, easy and fast while making a customer’s...
Support Article
8/18/2016
  • JinkoSolar Modules
Module-level power electronics (MLPE) represent the future of solar module optimization. The benefits of MLPE are plentiful: increased energy yield, shade tolerance, module reliability and design...
Support Article
8/9/2016
  • Single Post Style Ground Mount
Ground-mounted solar arrays are a compelling alternative to traditional roof-based systems. Unlike rooftop arrays, ground mounts offer flexibility in achieving a more ideal array tilt and avoid ...
Support Article
8/9/2016
  • Energy Storage
Geli, in partnership with Woodlawn Associates, completed a study examining the economics of solar and storage. Specifically, they calculated the value of solar and storage for two commercial...
Support Article
7/26/2016
When it comes to designing a PV system for any residential or even commercial system, the 120% rule is used to determine the limit to how much a building or structure can hold or how much energy the...
Support Article
7/22/2016
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I noticed the new SMA Sunny Boy -40 inverters are rated for a lower input current than the previous generation.  The -22 series was rated for 15 amps per MPP tracker but the new -40 is only rated for...
Support Question
7/19/2016
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An existing system has one string of nine ES-A-200 panels connected to an ABB PVI-5000-OUTD-US-A inverter. Since the inverter is capable of multiple independent strings, can an additional string be...
Support Question
7/13/2016
  • NEC Adoption
The 2017 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) brings a handful of additions and clarifications to the code pertaining to the permitting and ...
Support Article
7/11/2016
  • Quick Mount PV Tile Replacement Mount
Most common in residential settings in warmer climates, tiled roofs can offer compelling value compared to composition asphalt shingles. Chief among the benefits of tile shingles is the wide range of...
Support Article
7/11/2016
  • Virtual Net Metering Map
What do you do when your array is producing more energy than you consume? Or when you want to go solar but your available property has a suboptimal solar resource? In the absence of a battery backup...
Support Article
6/28/2016

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